LDS Church consolidates canning resources

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  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 11:50 p.m.

    I heard the reason the church made this change is because the of the prodding of the federal government the concern is with terrorism and food.

  • Strider303 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 9:47 a.m.

    I understand the reasoning to consolidate the operations but I also lament the loss of wet-pack canning for home use. I have been a welfare services missionary at the Lindon Cannery and loved it. I will miss the home canning that provided chicken chunks and the apple sauce!

    The loss is to members who wanted to pressure can items that cannot be cold packed. Now we will get the chance to work with neighbors and learn to pressure can those items.

    If you haven't worked in the canneries you have missed out on a great experience. If we weren't on a senior couples mission at present I would be in a cannery helping out, it gets into your blood.

    The employees at the Lindon Cannery are the greatest people around.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 9:04 a.m.

    I remember dearly those years of helping on our Welfare Farm in Washington when our members were few and money was scarce for all. I loved those many days of helping thin, weed, irrigate and help harvest sugar beets, corn and wheat.

    This opportunity to serve others played a part as we moved to various parts of the United States of America and various other countries. My father and mother served a welfare services mission in the Philippines 36 years ago and that was such a blessing for them and gave those people an opportunity to learn about serving others with needs, spiritually, emotionally, physically, morally, temporally, and economically.

    This article helped explain the changing needs of people and the efficiency the Church has to look at in order to be able to expand their ability to serve others in so many places.